New Islamabad airport to be fully operationalized by June 2017, Senate told

Senate of PakistanNew Islamabad airport to be fully operationalized by June 2017, Senate told

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmed on Tuesday informed the Upper House of the Parliament that the new Islamabad International airport would be fully operationalized by June 2017.

Responding to various supplementary questions during Question Hour in Senate on Tuesday, the minister said that some 73.5 per cent work had already been completed on the new airport.

   

The minister said that the schedule date of completion of all construction works of the project was December 25.

The minister for parliamentary affair said that the National Highway Authority (NHA) had also started work on roads leading to the new airport.

Sheikh Aftab Ahmed said that after completion of all awarded packages, six to eight months would be required for testing and operationalization of the airport.

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